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K. Michelle unwraps tracklisting for new album “The People I Used to Know”

4 Oct

American singer/songwriter Kimberley Pate, professionally known as K. Michelle, has unwrapped the tracklisting for her fourth album, “The People I Used to Know,” which will arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

Current promotional singles “Birthday” and the Chris Brown-featuring “Either Way” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” reportedly boasts productions from Soulshock & Karlin (Brandy), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Whitney Houston), Eric Hudson (Mariah Carey), Kevin Kadish (Meghan Trainor) and Chuck Harmony (Toni Braxton).

On the songwriting front, K. Michelle has worked with Bianca “Blush” Atterberry (Kelly Rowland), Lyrica Anderson (Tamia), Priscilla Renea (Beyonce), Sevyn Streeter (Fantasia Barrino), Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee (Keyshia Cole), Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell (Shakira) and Carmen Reece (Ray BLK).

See the tracklisting for “The People I Used to Know” below.

(1) Welcome to the People I Used to Know / (2) Alert / (3) God, Love, Sex, and Drugs / (4) Sony Cry / (5) Crazy Like You / (6) Kim K / (7) Takes Two (featuring Jeremih) / (8) Rounds / (9) The Bully Game (Interlude) / (10) Either Way (featuring Chris Brown) / (11) Birthday / (12) Fuck Your Man / (13) No Not You / (14) Giving Up on Love / (15) Help Me Grow (Interlude) / (16) Heaven / (17) Run Don’t Walk / (18) Industry Suicide (Interlude) / (19) Talk to God / (20) Brain on Love / (21) Woman of My Word / (22) Princess Nokia (Outro)

Tamar Braxton unleashes new promotional single “Blind”

22 Sep

Tamar Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Blind” – which was written by Carmen Reece and Vincent Berry – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Blind” were handled by Rodney Jerkins, whose extensive resume boasts additional works with Whitney Houston (“If I Told You That”), Mary J. Blige (“Doubt”), Janet Jackson (“Feedback”), Mariah Carey (“You’re Mine”), Brandy (“What About”) and Kelly Rowland (“Turn it Up”).

Braxton’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Bluebird of Happiness” – featuring previous singles “My Man” and “Pick Me Up” – will arrive on September 29th via Tamartian Land Records in partnership with eOne Music.

Stream the audio clip for “Blind” below.

Tamar Braxton confirms details for new album

10 Sep

Tamar Braxton has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her fifth studio collection “Bluebird of Happiness” and will release it on September 29 via Tamartian Land Records in partnership with eOne Music.

Current promotional single “My Man” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Calling All Lovers” boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Mariah Carey), Priscilla Renea (Kelly Rowland), Vincent Berry (Mary J. Blige), Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande) and Tiyon “TC” Mack (Justin Bieber).

See the tracklisting for “Bluebird of Happiness” below.

(1) My Forever / (2) Wanna Love You Boy / (3) Run Run / (4) Hol’ Up / (5) The Makings of You / (6) Heart in My Hands / (7) Blind / (8) My Man / (9) Pick Me Up / (10) How I Feel / (11) Empty Boxes

Megan Rochell releases debut album “You, Me and the Radio”

6 Sep

Megan Rochell has released her debut album online.

Originally intended to arrive in 2006 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings, “You, Me and the Radio” – featuring singles “The One You Need,” “Floating” and “Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Stargate (Justin Timberlake), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Tamar Braxton), Needlz (Bruno Mars), Ryan Leslie (Cassie), Antonio Dixon (Kevin Gates) and Madd Scientist (Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front; Rochell has enlisted Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Fantasia), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Brandy), Delisha Thomas (Janet Jackson), LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Ciara), Thabiso Nkhereanye (Alessia Cara), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Kelly Rowland) and Ezekiel Lewis (Amerie).

Stream “You, Me and the Radio” below.

Tamar Braxton unveils music video for new single “My Man”

28 Jun

Tamar Braxton has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “My Man” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 28, 2017).

The track was written by Tamar Braxton alongside Corey Rooney, whose other credits include Mariah Carey’s “The Roof” and Jennifer Lopez’s “Ain’t it Funny,” and Bob Robinson (of production duo Tim & Bob), who previously teamed up with the artist on “Your Room,” “Tonight,” “Words” and “Miss Your Kiss.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tamar will release her next studio collection – which is executive-produced by Vincent Herbert and Rodney Jerkins – later this year via eOne Music and Tamartian Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Calling All Lovers,” which debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Let Me Know” and “If I Don’t Have You.”

Watch the music video for “My Man” below.

WENS hits the studio with Chris Loco, Andrew Jackson for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Giana Shabestari, professionally known as WENS, has teamed up with Chris Loco and Andrew Jackson for a new collaboration.

Recent production credits by Loco (born Christopher Crowhurst) include Etta Bond’s “Addiction,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You.”

Meanwhile, Jackson is responsible for co-writing Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “It’s You,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Bitter End,” James Arthur’s “I Am,” Charlotte OC’s “On & On,” Alex Newell’s “This Ain’t Over,” Olly Murs’ “Never the Groom,” Galantis’ “Water,” and Skinny Living’s “Why.”

WENS, on the other hand, is expected to release her debut project – featuring the Jordan Riley-produced “If” and GRADES & Jennifer Decilveo-assisted “Bleed” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), Madison Love (Camila Cabello), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Nate Cyphert (Rachel Platten), The Futuristics (Selena Gomez) and Rodney Jerkins (Britney Spears).

On the songwriting front, WENS has penned songs for fellow recording artists including Madison Beer (“Something Sweet”), Ryn Weaver (“Free”) and Martina Stoessel (“Great Escape”).

Stream “If” below.

K. Michelle drafts Jason Boyd for new album

5 Feb

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K. Michelle has drafted Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd for her upcoming fourth album.

“My last studio session for my new album was spent with a genius crazy man. Wait till you guys hear this one #PooBear,” the singer-songwriter posted to Instagram on Saturday (February 04, 2017).

Boyd is known for co-writing international hit singles including “What Do You Mean” (Justin Bieber), “Where Are U Now” (Jack Ü), “She Ain’t You” (Chris Brown), “Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco) and “Work” (Kelly Rowland).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Pink (“Love is Such a Crazy Thing”), Kelis (“Handful”), Ludacris (“Contagious”), Mya (“Lock U Down”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”) and Blu Cantrell (“Round Up”).

Meanwhile, K. Michelle – real name Kimberly Pate – will release her next studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “More Issues Than Vogue” is expected to delivers further songwriting contributions from Bianca Atterberry (Pia Mia), Rosina Russell (Dawn Richard), Claude Kelly (Brandy) and Sevyn Streeter (Alicia Keys).

On the production front, K. Michelle has teamed up with Soulshock & Karlin (Whitney Houston), Rodney Jerkins (Toni Braxton), Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige), Mike Dupree (Trey Songz), Lovy Longomba (Gwen Stefani) and Kam Parker (June’s Diary).

Fans of Jason Boyd’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should look out for the next projects by Jason Derulo [Warner Brothers], Rita Ora [Atlantic], Sam Smith [Capitol], Zara Larsson [Epic] and Jessie Reyez [TBA].

Watch the music video for “Love ‘Em All” below.